Japan's prime minister is reshuffling his Cabinet, and executives at his Liberal Democratic Party on Wednesday. Shinzo Abe is expected to shift most of the ministerial posts, bringing in 13 fresh faces.
These are the first shakeups since July's Upper House election. The vote saw the ruling coalition lose seats, but maintain a healthy majority.
Japan's prime minister is set to reshuffle his Cabinet, and executives at his Liberal Democratic Party on Wednesday. Shinzo Abe is expected to shift most of the ministerial posts, bringing in 13 fresh faces.
Abe will reshuffle the party leadership on Wednesday morning, and his cabinet in the afternoon.
Russia's leader says Japan's security alliance with the United States is one of the problems getting in the way of signing a peace treaty with Tokyo. But Vladimir Putin says he's willing to negotiate.
He and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe talked about the idea on the sidelines of an economic forum in Vladivostok.
NHK has learned that Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided to retain Toshihiro Nikai and Fumio Kishida in their current posts in a planned reshuffle of executives in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.
Abe, who is also president of the LDP, is preparing to revamp his Cabinet and governing party executives next Wednesday, after returning from a trip to Russia.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in Russia to meet its President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of an economic forum.
Abe flew into the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday afternoon to attend the Eastern Economic Forum. The gathering, sponsored by Russia's government, is to be attended by political and economic leaders from the Asia-Pacific region.